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Twisted Metal Delayed and Censored in Europe

Posted on February 3, 2012 AT 06:34am

THE BUZZ: Eat Sleep Play boss David Jaffe has confirmed that the European release of Twisted Metal has been delayed, and content will be cut and changed, due to censorship requests.

Jaffe claims that the reason for the delay is down to ”localization just taking a touch longer.” He confirmed that SCEE has required cuts to be made to the game, however none of them will effect the story or gameplay, and are mainly linked to the game’s extreme violence. “For example, in the scene we’ve released on the net from the intro – where the girl stabs Tooth in the eye – the SCEE version has this but we cut away right before the scissors make contact with Tooth’s face,” explains Jaffe.

“I think the guy on the gurney from Meat Wagon is dead so you are exploding a corpse covered with TNT vs. a screaming man trapped to the gurney. Sucks on my end but at the same time, I get it and the gameplay isn’t different and the intent is still there, as is the humor.”

“I heard March 1,” for a revised release date, he added.

EGM’s TAKE: It’s odd for SCEE to censor a title across the whole of Europe; usually it’s only Germany that receives these sorts of cuts. If you desperately want to see the game in its original form you can import a North American copy from February 14, as all PS3 games are region free. At least Jaffe took the time to explain to fans the reasoning behind the changes and exactly what they are. Hopefully it won’t damage sales of the game over in Europe. Personally we’ve never agreed with censorship of media. It should be our own choice whether we want to watch graphic scenes or not.

Should we have a choice in what we watch, or is censorship the right thing? Leave your thoughts below.

Source: NeoGAF

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